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When CSR Spells Life or Death

This post was featured in Forbes.com.

While corporate social responsibility is all well and good, you might be one of the…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 31, 2012 at 4:19am — No Comments

Got Compassionate Corporatism?

This post was featured in Forbes.com.

With all the discussion of corporate social responsibility nowadays, it’s easy to confuse CSR with corporate philanthropy.…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 31, 2012 at 4:17am — No Comments

Intel: Making The World Better For Every Person on Earth, That’s All

This post was featured in the Huffington Post.

Employee volunteer programs make employees feel good and, as such, evidence suggests that…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 31, 2012 at 4:15am — No Comments

A 40-Year Demographic Perspective - South Korea vs The Philippines

A 40-Year Demographic Perspective

South Korea vs The Philippines

© Dave Finnigan*

September 22, 2011

 

South Korea 1966 - In 1966 South Korea started its National Family Planning Program.  At that point there was a Total Fertility Rate (TFR) averaging just over 6 children per woman during her lifetime.  In 1966, there were about 30,000,000 people living in the South Korean…

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Added by Dave Finnigan on August 30, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Appeal to Exxon CEO

Could we flood the inbox of Rex Tillerson, former Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America, with this sort of letter, suggested by my friend Doug Grandt?

Mr. Rex Tillerson

CEO & Board Chairman

Exxon Mobil Corporation

5959 Las Colinas Boulevard

Irving, Texas 75039

 

Re: Slowing down carbon emissions

 

Dear Mr. Tillerson

 

Growing up I was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout and an Explorer.  Then I became a…

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Added by Dave Finnigan on August 30, 2012 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Winning a Clean and Green Future

I was part of the team that undertook a massive social change program 45 years ago in South Korea (and Taiwan). We reduced fertility from the potentially disastrous 6 per woman to 2 in a generation, using all the avenues available, including mobilizing school children to understand that having two and spacing them well was best for the country and for their future.  Now it is time to relate lessons learned in those landmark programs to climate change.

The key to a program like…

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Added by Dave Finnigan on August 30, 2012 at 1:49am — 1 Comment

Employee Engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility for Generation Twitter

At a time when attention spans are shrinking against the exponential growth of new technology applications and digital tools, maintaining employee engagement is a hard-won…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 29, 2012 at 2:27am — 1 Comment

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup:

1.…
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Added by Brad Ewing on August 28, 2012 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Finding Room for Error

A guest post on how-matters.org by Mary Fifield

The power of learning is not just a slogan for many of us working in the non-profit sector. It's the value that undergirds the programs that we help deliver—programs designed to support people in discovering their own talents and skills to better their well-being, their environment, and their society. It's a value that supports our own…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Games in International Development: Fad or Innovation?

People have been playing more games these days in Washington D.C. And I don’t mean the strategies of the Obama and Romney spin teams.

Two recent events suggest games’ growing popularity in D.C. aid circles: this one I attended at the World Wildlife Fund earlier this month and this Tuesday’s upcoming …

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Conceiving and achieving highly successful change initiatives - a manifesto

It has been said that there are only three things that don't change, death, taxes and change.



Here is a manifesto to help you thrive on the last one.





Be the difference you want to see in the world.

Ian



I work with business owners/leaders and leaders of business units in multi-national companies to lift employee performance by enhancing their…

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Added by Ian Berry on August 24, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Community Resilience: An Untapped Resource for Sustainable Development?

A guest post on how-matters.org by, Clement N. Dlamini, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management based in Matsapha, Swaziland

Communities have inherent in their systems, means of survival and a tenacity that has seen them through very difficult times. There is heart in communities that keeps pumping and keeping people alive even in the midst of…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 23, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2013 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

How are innovations in ICT being used to achieve social good?  How can these innovations be brought to scale? To help answer these fundamental questions, NASSCOM Foundation and Genpact are proud to announce the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours. These awards are designed to recognize ideas and innovations that use technology to foster a positive change in the socio-economic landscape of India. Entries for the national competition are now open, and…

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Added by Smruti Das on August 23, 2012 at 3:16am — No Comments

Talent - the ultimate corporate sustainability initiative

With unemployment in America affecting over 35 million people; as a country we need to stand up and do something about this.  More and more job seekers are becoming hopeless and mental health issues are running rampant.  This not only affects new grads, but all generations.  Many older workers now can't retire due to financial reasons, as well as being active, healthy and wanting to continue to contribute to society.  It is not the "government's" problem.  It is all of our…

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Added by Diana Dambrosio on August 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup: 

1.…
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Added by Brad Ewing on August 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Employee Retention Alert: 5 Facts To Know About Your Millennials

Let’s do a headcount: 

Millennials: 79 million.  Baby boomers: 76 million.



No wonder the younger tykes are increasingly stamping their mark on workplace cultures. Millennials are the fastest growing segment of today’s workforce, and even amidst a prolonged…

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Added by Ryan Scott on August 21, 2012 at 2:29am — No Comments

GSC 3S Awards Release New Video.

Learn more about the Global Sourcing Council’s 3S Awards by viewing the following video. See what forms of sustainable and social responsible practices companies utilize and how you can submit an entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-FD5mVNCQ0&list=PLA92DA8D8514D3309&index=6&feature=plpp_video

Added by Ava Master on August 20, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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